Collected by Janet Rossbach
Charleston, SC, USA
A colonial classic, Charleston might initially come off as a little ye olde. But if you look more closely, this 340-year-old harbor city actually lives in the present. Bars reinvent Southern spirits, boutiques showcase new spins on cotton, and the...
2525 Allison Ln, Newberg, OR 97132, USA
With its indoor pool and lavish spa, the Allison Inn & Spa is the most comfortable place to recharge between Willamette Valley wine tastings. At the restaurant Jory (named for a local soil that’s ideal for growing pinot noir), chef...
Sha Po Wei, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Xiamen's local government is developing an old fishing port (pictured) to be a trendy art district. The city plans to keep the local history and culture, and is also building a replica of a merchant fishing ship used during ancient times. You can...
China, Fujian Sheng, Xiamen Shi, Huli Qu, 环岛干道辅路
Having only opened in 2011, Xiamen's Shinegood Museum (上古文化艺术馆) may be new, but its contents are anything but. This museum on the eastern end of Xiamen island brings together thousands of pieces once held by private collectors into China's largest...
Zeng Cuo An Bei Lu, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Not too long ago Zengcuoan Village (曾厝垵村) was just a quiet fishing village on the south side of Xiamen island. Then students and recent graduates from nearby Xiamen University started migrating there, opening up galleries, coffeeshops, and tattoo...
427 Siming S Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Running for nearly five kilometers along an old right-of-way west of the railway station, the Railroad Culture Park is one of Xiamen's hidden secrets. This linear park is a fantastic example of urban planning and creative reuse, taking a remnant...
8 Jianye Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
The entire length of Yundang Street (篔筜路), along the northwestern shore of Yundang Lake, is known as Xiamen's "Coffee Street." There are about two dozen coffee bars along this stretch of road, more or less identical to each other in concept. That...
China, Fujian Sheng, Xiamen Shi, Huli Qu, JiangTou JianCai ShiChang ShangQuan, 乌石浦二里153号 邮政编码: 361009
China's coast is dotted with cities specializing in the manufacture of one particular commodity—be it shoes, toys, or iPhones. Xiamen is known for something a little different—oil paintings. For decades, graduates of Xiamen's art schools have...
61 Hubin N Rd, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
Take a chance and stroll down one of Xiamen's many food markets. You'll have a chance to experience an authentic taste of Xiamen cuisine. Here are some famous Xiamen dishes, along with their Chinese names and pinyin. Enjoy! Xiamen Glass Noodles...
China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Siming Qu, 蜂巢山路3号 邮政编码: 361005
On the backside of Nanputo Temple lies University Street. It is packed with interesting little shops. The young people of Xiamen buy their clothes here, in shops that are sometimes so narrow that you have to turn sideways. There are also a few...
Ju Kou Jie, ZhongShan Lu ShangQuan, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
In 1684, Jukou Street was the entrance to a military camp during the Qing Dynasty. It was here that merchants began to sell merchandise to soldiers, and hence became the first commercial street in Xiamen. Nowadays, this is where stylish girls do...
Lunshan Rd, Tongan Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361100
Fantian (also known as Brahma) Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Fujian. Did you know that the oldest Buddhist shrine was recently discovered in Nepal, probably dating to 550 BCE? This temple is "only" 1,500 years old, but it's...
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